Thursday, September 27, 2007

CrossVegas


This was the year I wasn't going to go, but there was an award and there was Vegas Cross.

Last night was Vegas Cross. What a wicked little course they made up. I didn't see a spot of rest on that course. I was happy to be cheering and not racing. The cheering was good.





Lyne Besette and Katie Compton battled it out in the women's race. Eventually, Lyne pulled ahead on the run up and stayed away for the win. I heard Lyne spent the summer on the track working on her power by the way.

Nash and Gould were a few behind them and a small chase group containing Wendy Simms, Mary McC and a few others hammered behind. We watched as Shelly and Rachel bridged up to this chase. Rachel fell off eventually, but Shelly hung on for an awesome finish.

Meanwhile the crowds were growing as Interbike workers and watchers made their way over from the strip. It was finally dark enough for Michael to change into the skinsuit. I wouldn't let him wear it in the daytime because that would just be wrong.







The men's race was super fun to watch because a group of about 10 battled at the front of the race. Each lap lost one, until it was finally down to Trebone, Page, some Swiss dude, and the crowd favorite, Wicks. Trebone, Wicks and Page were all agressive and alternating attacks so when Trebone and the Swiss dude got away on the last lap, it looked like Swissie's day, but Trebone took the win and looked pretty stoked about it. Winning in front of hundreds of a thousand or so people has got to be a rush.

But the real drama of the race was happening in the back. Their race over, didn't mean the suffering was. But, if they paid attention, they could score some pizza, beer or even cash. Adam Craig managed to snag a slice of pizza and was seen half a lap later making his way around the course with his hands off the bars happily eating the slice to the crazy cheers of fans.







Marian, Michael and I had a super fun time. My cheering voice still hurts. And I woke up this morning and almost tripped over the wigs and sunglasses. Ouch.





12 Comments:

At 1:25 PM, September 27, 2007, Blogger velogirl said...

now this is a vegas I might be able to enjoy! thanks for the great photos, Sabine! and thanks for letting Michael wear the skinsuit -- too fun.

 
At 1:37 PM, September 27, 2007, Blogger marscat said...

love that pic of OV between the two good ol' boys

 
At 1:43 PM, September 27, 2007, Blogger lauren said...

that picture of ov behind the two cowboy hats is making me laugh hard.

his expression.

OMG that looks like so much fun.

 
At 2:21 PM, September 27, 2007, Blogger jeninsb said...

Awesome pics. That looks waaaay too much fun. And I don't even like Vegas.

Yoiks, Lyne has more power?!

 
At 2:43 PM, September 27, 2007, Blogger Brent said...

the guy with the cowboy hat on the right looks like my uncle.. hes supposed to be off the wagon.

 
At 3:16 PM, September 27, 2007, Blogger Jason said...

Wow, that looks like fun racing!! Hope all is going well in Vegas and that the coffee arrived in time.
Jason
De La Paz Coffee

 
At 3:44 PM, September 27, 2007, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

thanks for the pics...looks really fun...when do you get your award?...

p.s. the track racing for LB was an interesting type of cross training...she said she over it though...

 
At 5:34 PM, September 27, 2007, Blogger Grey said...

so jealous...and i'm not particularly fond of vegas, pbr, bud or tecate.

agree about the behind the cowboy shot: i don't lol, and i just lol'ed.

thanks for posting those photos.

 
At 5:55 PM, September 27, 2007, Blogger PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

3 hangovers in one week?

your liver is going to think you went back to college.

and it may spurtle...

 
At 6:38 AM, September 28, 2007, Blogger Lilly Bella said...

OlVis lives!

I knew it, I knew it.

 
At 9:39 AM, September 28, 2007, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

No cowbell?

That guerilla cowboy pose is the best...

 
At 9:38 PM, September 28, 2007, Blogger meh-wee-uhn said...

Re. Cheering: I've got more than just a little horse, I've got a whole stable!

I've got to find my little picture making device transmogrifyier because there are some amazing pictures on there.

 

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